The Razer Phone: Razer Releases Its First Ever Gaming Smartphone

Image Source: Razer

Image Source: Razer

When it comes to gaming, better specs means better performance, better graphics, and better audio. Whether you’re gaming on a PC or a laptop, on a console, or even on a handheld, this is a truth by which all gamers would live by. For Razer, who made their products the best anyone can offer to gamers, they take this very seriously. So it’s no wonder that the Razer Phone, their newest product that was revealed last Wednesday, has the best specs and design ever seen on a gaming phone. There have been other gaming phones out there on the market before, but this is the first one from an actual gaming company.

For Gamers

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Razer has always been a gaming company. All their products were created with their gaming customers in mind. All their devices are optimized to give gamers all that they ask for from the company’s products. And the Razer Phone is no different.

Manufactured for the mobile gaming enthusiasts, the phone is filled with all the high-end specs you’d usually expect from other phones, plus some other cool features in its design. First, Razer didn’t go with the edge-to-edge display you’d see from other devices. This is because Razer designed the phone with the two Dolby Atmos speakers facing the user. This creates two thick spaces on each side of the phone while it’s held horizontally for users to be able to grip the phone better. If it was all screen, users will have a difficult time holding the phone. The two speakers also have dedicated amplifiers. If you prefer playing with headphones then the phone comes equipped with a THX-certified USB-C adapter with a 24-bit digital audio converter.

The display is the first of its kind on a mobile phone: a 5.72-inch, Quad HD IGZO LCD, 120 Hz UltraMotion display. That means that the phone has very fast refresh rates, giving the phone great, sharp graphics with zero lag, suited for gaming. The phone runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform that has 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and 64 GB internal storage that can be expanded with a maximum capacity of 2 TB with a microSD. To power this behemoth the phone features a 4,000 mAh battery that can be charged with, another first on a mobile phone, a Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0+ so that users can quickly charge the device and continue playing. In the box, Razer has included a free, braided USB-C cable and the USB-C-to-mini-jack adapter along with the power brick charger made specifically for the Qualcomm Quick Charge.

The phone also features all metal cover that’s part of a thermal design. The heat is dissipated from the CPU through the metal covers that act as the heatsink, which helps the phone produce less throttling and be able to use all of the phone’s power and performance.

Finally, there are three cameras on the phone: two at the back, one at the front. The two at the back are both 12 megapixels, one’s a wide angle lens and one telephoto lens. The front camera is selfie-ready.

By Gamers

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The CEO of Razer, Min-Liang Tan, admits that he plays games on his phone. “It’s common knowledge that I’m obsessed with my smartphones. I play a ton of games on them, and they’re my go-to for streaming content,” he said, according to a report from Technewsworld.

He also added that Razer wanted to make a gaming phone for years and he seems confident that the Razer Phone has met their expectations. To create the phone, however, they bought Nextbit earlier this year. The Razer Phone looks and feels like the Nextbit’s Robin, but that’s basically where the similarity is said to end.

The Games

As for the games, Razer has partnered with some of the biggest names in gaming, like Square Enix and Bandai Namco to develop games specifically for the Razer Phone. By default, it already got games like Titanfall and World of Tanks. But there are other titles that have been announced for the phone, like Final Fantasy XV and Tekken.


Razer practically made a handheld console out of a high-end phone. It’s going to be exciting to see what other games might appear on the Razer Phone.  The specs are enough reason for people to buy it. And even if you’re not into games, the excellent display and audio will not disappoint any buyers. Pre-orders are already available, but people will need to wait until the 17th of November to get it. It costs $699, which isn’t a bad price for a high-end gaming phone. So if you’re looking for a new phone or looking to try out mobile gaming this is worth checking out.